Located in Dongdaemun-gu Seoul (the largest distribution market of herbal medicine in Korea), the museum is situated on the grounds of Bojewon, a medical institution that was in operation during the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum was established with the goal of preserving and developing Korea’s herb medicine culture. It has on display oriental relics and samples of medicinal herbs.
Opened on September 13, 2006, the museum boasts a wide assortment of items: 500 pieces of equipment used by practitioners of herbal medicine, 420 artifacts related to the field of oriental medicine, and about 350 herbal medicinal items.
A large number of antique books related to herbal medicine are also on exhibit at the museum, helping visitors unfamiliar to the practice gain an overall understanding of what effect each herb or technique has and how each is used when treating patients.
In addition, the museum also houses a model of the Bojewon from the Joseon Dynasty, an oriental medicine experience zone, a multi-purpose auditorium, a rest area, and museum shop.
Total Area: 2,335㎡
Exhibition area: 733㎡
Educational area: 146㎡
Rest area: 223㎡
426 Relics and ancient books related to historic herbal medicine
358 Medicinal herbs
Exhibition Hall Information
* Permanent Exhibition
The History and Culture of Oriental Medicine
Oriental Medicine and the Human Body
Herb Village Story
Prescription for Balance
Children's Oriental Medicine Experience
Tradition and History of Yangnyeong-si
Admission / Participation Fees
Free of charge
Donguibogam Health Department Store underground parking facility
* Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people.
* Groups of students should be accompanied by an adult.
* Prior reservation is required for museum guide.
museum.ddm.go.kr (Korean only)